Salmon fishing: proposed river gradings for 2023 season

Seeking your views on the proposed river gradings for the 2023 salmon fishing season.


River gradings: Fincastle to Glenelg

The River Teith SAC excludes: 1) the Allan Water which drains to NS 7866 9603 and 2) all inland waters which drain to NS 7695 9614. It is awarded a Grade 2 due to the Grade 2 in the wider River Forth.  

No individual river data is held in 8 Districts. These remain grade 3 for 2023. 

District 

River Name   

Outflow point 

2018 

2019 

2020 

2021 

2022 

2023 - Proposed 

Change  

Fincastle 

Loch Steisavat system   

NG 0145 8697 

No change 

Fincastle 

River Laxdale (Harris)  

NG 0921 9722 

No change 

Fincastle 

North Harris SAC - Abhainn Mhiabhaig 

NB 0994 0602 

No change 

Fincastle 

North Harris SAC - Amhuinnsuidhe 

NB 0498 0768 

No change 

Fincastle 

North Harris SAC - Leosavay River 

NB 0408 0809 

No change 

Findhorn 

River Findhorn  

NJ 0244 6184 

No change 

Fleet (Kirkcudbright) 

Water of Fleet  

NX 5876 5476 

No change 

Fleet (Sutherland) 

No individual river data held  

  

No data

No data No data No data

No data

No change 

Forss 

Forss Water  

ND 0286 6994 

Decrease 

Forth 

River Almond  

NT 1888 7705 

No change 

Forth 

River Avon  

NS 9559 8111 

No change 

Forth 

River Carron (Grangemouth)  

NS 9310 8280 

No change 

Forth 

River Devon  

NS 8492 9359 

No change 

Forth 

River Forth  

NS 7982 9439 

No change 

Forth 

River Leven (Fife)  

NO 3803 0041 

No change 

Forth 

River Teith SAC 

NS 7982 9439 

No change 

Forth 

River Tyne  

NT 6246 7926 

No change 

Fyne 

Cuilarstich Burn  

NR 8598 8796 

No change 

Fyne 

Kinglas Water  

NN 1803 1086 

No change 

Fyne 

River Aray  

NN 0982 0905 

No change 

Girvan 

Water of Girvan  

NX 1827 9820 

Decrease 

Glenelg 

Gleann Beag River  

NG 8044 1812 

No change 

Glenelg 

Glenmore River  

NG 8119 1987 

No change 

 

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